BLACKJACK SIMBA MASAI FIGHTING KNIFE-LTD. Limited Blackjack Edition (only 1200 pieces made for worldwide distribution). It's a modern interpretation of a Masai belt knife with a double edge. The Simba is recognized as of the worlds most fearsome blades.
It is sharp on both sides of the bolo designed blade. The knife is marked: Blackjack Simba with the Lions Head Logo and the Effingham Illinois address etched on the blade. Some earlier rarer models (prior to 1991) lack the Effingham address. The blade is made of 440-C stainless steel that has been triple cryogenically.
Quenched to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit and triple tempered giving it the ability to take a much keener edge and hold that edge longer. This process refines the structure of the steel, giving it a finer grain by filling micro-void, s thereby creating a denser molecular structure in the crystalline matrix of the material. The result is the blade has better abrasive wear resistance, tensile strength, toughness, stability, and edge holding properties. The handle is Kraton that provides a firm grip in all weather conditions. Six hex head cap screws (3 on each side of the handle) fasten the scales to the full tang double-edge blade.
The sheath is half open on one side to aid deployment. Has snaps to fasten securely when carried. It also has a tie cord to secure the bottom of the sheath to the leg. Condition Grade is NKCA Excellent. Shows some light signs of use.
Knife Type: Masai Camp Knife. Overall Length: 17.75, Widest. Width of Blade Head: 2.25.
Blade Shape:: Recurve Leaf Spear Point, Blade Edge: Double Edge, H. Weight: 1 Lb, Condition Grade: NKCA Excellent.Mike Stewart and Steven Lewis formed Blackjack Knives in 1987. The Company started in Los Angeles and had small shop operations in Chatsworth 1987, Canoga Park (1988) and Van Nuys (1990). And in 1991 moved its operations from California to Effingham Illinois. Knives made in Effingham, Illinois were stamped with the Effingham name.
It has some weight but is very fast in the hand. It is valuable as a collectible but also makes one of the best camp/survival tools. This is a superb quality hand-made knife by Blackjack 1991. No sales to minors (anyone who is under age 18). Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.Only pictured items are include. The item "BLACKJACK SIMBA MASAI FIGHTING KNIFE LTD. ELLINGHAM EDITION-1990s" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "goldphoenix888" and is located in Briarcliff Manor, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.